Imperial College London


Business School

Professor of Financial Economics



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Tarun Ramadorai is Professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College London. He has a broad range of research interests in household finance, asset pricing, international finance, and real estate. He is greatly interested in finance and economics issues in emerging markets, with a particular focus on India. He has published on these topics in a number of scholarly journals in finance and economics including the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.

Tarun currently serves as Editor of the Review of Financial Studies. He has previously served as an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and Management Science, and as a council member of the Society of Financial Studies. He is currently a Director of the European Finance Association, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a Senior Academic Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research (ABFER), and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).

He has served in a range of policy and practice roles in addition to his academic work, including Chairman of the Inter-Regulatory Committee on Household Finance constituted by the Reserve Bank of India, Visiting Scholar at the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, Economic Adviser to the European Securities and Markets Authority, and Allocation Advisory Board Member for the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund (NBIM). He currently serves as co-Chair of the Fintech workstream of the India-UK Financial Partnership.

Tarun has a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College, an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. Prior to his role at Imperial, Tarun spent over a decade at the University of Oxford.

For more details about Tarun's work, click here for his personal webpage.



Ramadorai T, Zeni F, 2023, Climate regulation and emissions abatement: theory and evidence from firms’ disclosures, Management Science, ISSN:0025-1909

Balasubramaniam V, Campbell JYY, Ramadorai T, et al., 2023, Who Owns What? A Factor Model for Direct Stockholding, Journal of Finance, ISSN:0022-1082

Ramadorai T, Andersen S, Badarinza C, et al., 2022, Reference dependence in the housing market, The American Economic Review, Vol:112, ISSN:0002-8282, Pages:3398-3440

Badarinza C, Ramadorai T, Shimizu C, 2022, Gravity, counterparties, and foreign investment, Journal of Financial Economics, Vol:145, ISSN:0304-405X, Pages:132-152

Fuster A, Goldsmith-Pinkham P, Ramadorai T, et al., 2022, Predictably unequal? The effect of machine learning on credit markets, The Journal of Finance, Vol:77, ISSN:0022-1082, Pages:5-47

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